Obesity Treatment

Treating obesity is a long-term process which requires a multidisciplinary approach and the involvement of specialists from different areas of expertise. Lowering one’s body weight just 5 to 10 percent lowers the risk from succumbing to a series of diseases related to obesity. Therefore, the aim is not to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time, but to lose weight gradually, over a longer period of time. The realistic goal one should aim for is to lose 5 to 10 % out of the total body weight, within six months. The treatment of obesity must be adjusted to the individual and on the basis of the analysis of the level of obesity, the overall factors of risk and the nutritive and general state of the diseased.

Surgical Treatment of Obesity

Generally, good surgical treatment has no casualties or complications, and it results in an efficient loss of excess body fat and comorbidity, is reversible and corrigible, causes small levels of invasions and improves the quality of life.

O pen approach,
Laparoscopic approach,
Surgery through natural body cavities.

Modern surgical trends include individual approach to patients. The surgeon must have wide medical knowledge and adequate multidisciplinary team to design the most optimal surgery. Surgery must take full account of the patients BMI index, visceral fat tissue distribution, psychological profile of the patient, comorbidity of the ASA scores, age, internal surgical results, surgical volume of operators, institutional volume and many other factors.

The most common bariatric surgeries:
Lap. Banding
Slive resection
Gastric bypass
Mini gastric bypass
Bilio-pancreatic diversion